UAE-based hospitality firm Rotana has signed a hotel management agreement with Grandview Hotels and Resorts Limited to manage a new five-star property in the Republic of Zambia.
Set to be situated in the heart of the south-central African country’s capital city Lusaka, the upcoming hotel will be the first to be operated under the Rotana Hotels and Resorts brand in Zambia.
The hotel, which is scheduled to open by 2021, will add to the company’s three properties in the African continent, including Al Salam Rotana, Khartoum, Sudan; Kin Plaza Arjaan by Rotana, Kinshasa, DR Congo; and Grand Rotana Resort & Spa, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
Selim El Zyr, vice chairman, Rotana, said: “We are delighted to sign the agreement for a new hotel in Zambia which underpins Rotana’s growing presence in Africa.
"As reflected in our strong portfolio and our solid development pipeline, the continent is a key focus market for us. We will continue to seek new opportunities to add our hotels in new destinations.”
Bokani Soko, chairman, Grandview Hotels and Resorts Limited, Zambia, added: “The need for five-star hotels in the Republic of Zambia is evident in the hospitality sector, and therefore, Grandview’s foray into the sector is a natural progression for the Group.
"We are confident that Rotana will add value not only to our development but also to the Republic of Zambia."
The five-star hotel will feature 150 rooms and 50 hotel apartments and include three signature dining restaurants, executive lounge, meeting facilities, pool and terraces, as well as a fitness and wellness club.
When opened, the new hotel will bring Rotana’s total inventory in Africa to 1,060. Rotana also has planned new hotels in Angola, Mauritania, Nigeria, and Tanzania that will be opening by 2022.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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